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First snow brings traffic woes

First snow brings traffic woes

County residents skidded off roads and into pretty much everything else Monday as a rash of collisions signalled the start of winter driving season. A sprinkling of snow plus just-below-zero temperatures was enough to cause about 11 accidents in St.
RCMP detachment head leaves St. Albert

RCMP detachment head leaves St. Albert

Insp. Warren Dosko ended a nearly five-year run as the local detachment commander yesterday, moving on to a new posting in Red Deer. Dosko, who announced his departure earlier this year, said he believes it was time for him to move on.
Morinville seeks residents' budget ideas

Morinville seeks residents' budget ideas

Morinville's town council has tabled a deficit budget, and wants town residents to tell them how to balance it. Morinville's 2012 budget sailed past first reading with little debate at this week's town council meeting.
Métis society honours local war veteran

Métis society honours local war veteran

Dorothy Chartrand is pretty jovial when she talks about getting bombed during the Second World War. A Métis woman born in St. Albert, Chartrand was one of the first aboriginal women from Alberta to serve overseas during that conflict. On Nov.
Public works ready for snow war

Public works ready for snow war

The city's sanding trucks hit the streets on Monday afternoon as the snow started blowing, but the total accumulated snow was not enough to start plowing. "There wasn't enough snow to drop the plows," said Director of Public Works Glenn Tompolski.
150th sponsorships exceed expectations

150th sponsorships exceed expectations

The St. Albert 150th committee is feting its local sponsors Friday night as a thank you for the cash and in-kind donations that helped bring the yearlong party to fruition. Not including the City of St.
Proposed RV storage bylaw draws ire of Sturgeon County residents

Proposed RV storage bylaw draws ire of Sturgeon County residents

Sturgeon Valley residents told county councillors last week to throw on the brakes and reverse a plan to allow RV storage lots in the valley.
Anatomy of a concussion

Anatomy of a concussion

The last time Veronica Masik got hit on the head and suffered a concussion, she deliberately chose to let herself fall into unconsciousness. "I've learned that if I let myself pass out for 30 seconds I feel fine.
Morinville residents suggest cuts

Morinville residents suggest cuts

An outdoor sign and council training were just two of the many items locals said should be cut to bring Morinville's budget back into balance.
Province warns of measles exposure

Province warns of measles exposure

Alberta Health Service is warning the public about a possible measles exposure that occurred earlier this month.
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